To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any plans to create a special tribunal to assume jurisdiction over cases arising from industrial relations legislation.
No. Industrial tribunals already exist to hear a range of compaints under employment protection legislation. I have no plans to create a new tribunal.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has received any further representations from the Confederation of British Industry requesting further changes in industrial relations law; and if he will make a statement.
From time to time my Department receives representations from a number of organisations, including the Confederation of British Industry, on various aspects of industrial relations law. We continue to keep this legislation under review.